Saturday, December 17, 2011

French Bread Pizza

Okay, this isn't a recipe as much as an idea for a quick, yummy and kind of fun dinner! French bread pizza. Exactly what it sounds like. Nice, thick crust that's crunchy on the outside and soft inside, topped with regular pizza fixings and ready to eat in about 20 minutes. You could also make it into a great appetizer by mixing lots of chopped pepperoni with the sauce and sprinkling the cheese over it, then cutting it into slices after it's cooked.

French Bread Pizza

1 french baguette
1 recipe pizza sauce (or 1 cup jarred pizza sauce if you'd prefer)
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
toppings of your choice
sprinkle of garlic bread seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Cut the baguette in half down the middle so the loaf isn't as long, then cut each piece in half lengthwise so you have 4 pieces. Arrange the bread on the cookie sheet and spread with pizza sauce, then top with cheese, toppings and a sprinkle of garlic bread seasoning. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. You can crank up the broiler for a bit at the end to get the cheese bubbly and golden, just don't walk away! Cut into smaller pieces and serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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